Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beard Radio 24.9.09

Stewart and Gary bring you the second Beard Radio of the term. And this time there's only one cock up! Yes, unfortunately there's a minute or so of dead air around the 11 minute mark 'cos we forgot to turn the microphones on. Oooops! Hey, that's the sort of hapless idiocy we're known and loved for. Our show starts about 1 minute 30 seconds into the file with the awesome NWOBHM shredder Angel Witch, by Angel Witch, from the album Angel Witch. YOU'RE AN ANGELWITCH!!!

Yes, this week's show is brought to you by the words WOBBLE and WITCH. So we've got some bass heavy wobblers and some witchy sounds for you, as well as a bunch of other stuff we like. Bugging out at the brilliance of Tyondai Braxton's solo LP, grooved by the Yiddish improv of Barnacled, haunted by the minimal pop beauty of The xx, spangled by Bizzy B's darkside classic, wobbled by Cotti's dubstep banger... In other words, a killer show. Enjoy!

Angel Witch - Angel Witch; Angel Witch (Castle Communications)
Bizzy B - Twisted Mentasm; Retrospective (Planet Mu)
Tyondai Braxton - The Duck and The Butcher; Central Market (Warp)
Anthony Braxton - RFO - MIF; Saxophone Improvisations Series F (Inner City)
The xx - Crystalised; The xx (Young Turks)
Cotti - The Truth Hurts; Soul Jazz Records Singles 2008-2009 (Soul Jazz)
Angelblood - Terrorist Bang Bang; Masses of the Daggers (Captain Trip Records)
Wounded Knee - Bools 7" verson (Nuts & Seeds)
Barnacled - Title; Charles (ESP-Disk)
Luke Vibert - Acidisco; YosepH (Warp)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beard Radio 17.9.09

This show is dedicated to the memory of the great Rashied Ali (above)

Beard Radio returns in its usual shambolic style. Some fuckin' boss tunes though.

A few technical issues, not least the silence for the first 3-4 minutes. Dunno what that's all about, cos the tune played on the monitors. Hmm....

Todda T feat Mr Versatile - Rice & Peas, Skanky Skanky (Columbia)
Kid Bera-Bera and Mr King Jeroo - Katanga Country, Soweto Music (Rough Trade)
Divorce - Early Christianity (Optimo Music)
Richard Youngs - Like A Sailor, Beyond The Valley of the Ultrahits (Sonic Oyster)
John Coltrane - Jupiter, Interstellar Space (Impulse)
Zomby - Godzilla, One Foot Ahead of the Other EP (Ramp)
Vom - Turkish Delight, Primitive Arts (At War With False Noise)
Nite Jewel - Lover (No Pain In Pop)
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song, Rock Bottom (Virgin/Domino reissue)
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo ( Hotflush)

Monday, September 07, 2009

The return of Beard Radio!


Beard Radio is back on air on Thursday 17th September at 7pm. We'll be online at as well as broadcasting locally on 104.4FM. The show will also be available to listen again online.


We've set up a new Facebook page for the show, bringing you news, playlists, streams and whatever nonsense we fancy posting. Please become a fan. Feel free to contribute to the discussion boards with your comments, suggestions and requests.

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We at Beard pride ourselves on creating ridiculous jingles for the show. Now those nice chaps from Sunn 0)) have recorded a special jingle just for us. Join with us in raising the doom claw in their honour. For legal reasons, I should add that the jingle may not actually be by the real Sunn 0)), just as previous jingles may not actually have been by the real Queen, Michael Rother, Dave Pearce or Lt Daniels from The Wire...


That's right, I've grown a beard over the summer. The Beard Radio gang are fully fuzzed up for the new term.


Now my dissertation is finally out of the way, expect some more frequent updates over the next few weeks.